Recap / The Simpsons S 15 E 16 The Wandering Juvie
Bart gets sent to juvenile hall, where he is dragged into escaping with a female prisonmate.
Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Bart is confused by Gina as well as annoyed by her constantly-changing attitude towards him, but when he finds out that, unlike him, she doesn't have a family as he had previously thought, he organises a Mexican food feast in her cell at juvenile hall with the rest of his family, something she appreciates.
Bears are Bad News: Chief Wiggum gets mauled by a bear, which is arrested at the end of the episode. Cletus even whittled this event before it happened.
After Gina slices up Bart's uniform, she turns her head to look at him as he is walking away.
Genius Ditz: Cletus. He's a hillbilly and definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer (he was dumb enough to drink out of a thermometer), but he's a good observer and whittles what he sees, so he's able to help Chief Wiggum in tracking down Bart and Gina. He's also able to whittle the future, in particular Chief Wiggum getting mauled by a bear, which comes true later.
Groin Attack: When Gina slices up Bart's uniform, she implies she will castrate him by saying his "puberty will be very boring" if he comes near the fence again.
Heel Realization: Gina has one when she and Bart are arrested, and told that Bart will stay in juvenile hall even longer because of her. It inspires her to confess to Lou and Eddie that she was the one behind the escape.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Gina is a vicious and cruel delinquent, and is not only willing to lie to get Bart in trouble, but threaten and attack him a few times. But it turns out her anger is due to having no family. And when she learns what Bart will go through because of her, she confesses to forcing him to make a prison break.
Knife Nut: Gina, which we see when she's introduced.
Manipulative Bitch: Gina claims she can act all sad to make Bart take the blame for their escape. After seeing her act, Bart claims he is screwed.
Meaningful Name: Gina's surname of Vendetti is a clear pun on "vendetta", which is Italian for "revenge", referring to her vicious and manipulative nature.
Mundane Made Awesome: The blacksmith forging the key that is used to unlock Bart and Gina's handcuffs is played out this way.
No Sell: Bart tries to bribe his way out of punishment by bribing Chief Wiggum with the wedding presents at the start of the episode, but it doesn't work as Chief Wiggum only accepts cash bribes.
Orphan's Ordeal: Poor Gina, when Bart finds her crying and realizes she doesn't have a family.
Papa Wolf: Homer decides to become a guard at the juvenile hall in order to try and protect Bart from being beaten up. It works, but only briefly.